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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:58 PM   #1
My AFC gave me an ABS CEL code of LOL while at WOT!
 
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Reputable mechanic? Backyard mechanic?

New to this part of the forum!

Got my bike insured but I need to get it ready for Spring. I'm overdue for a new chain and sprockets on my bike, a 1994 Honda CB1000. Rare bike, never sold in Canada. So already I need to buy the parts from the US at US prices.

I wanted to save money and do it myself. I know I'm capable of doing, so, watched some videos and it's pretty straight forward. I've done tougher jobs on my cars. But I don't have a bike stand, or a chain breaker/riveting tool. I might need a proper socket for the front sprocket too. I have limited space where I live for a bike stand but potentially could make it work.

So to buy a bike stand and chain tool looks to be the same cost as labour at a shop to do the job, which when I looked around looked to be about 2 billable hours of labour.

So my question is, should I go my own route and buy the tools? If not, can someone recommend a local shop or even decent backyard mechanic that can help me out? Again, it's not a tough job and if I'm going to pay for it I'd rather it not go to Carter Honda.

Cheers.
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Burnaby Kawasaki seems to be the cheapest.
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^ For labour or parts? What's their rate?
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^ For labour or parts? What's their rate?
Not sure. A bunch of RSers just went for similar stuff and got pretty good prices. Best to call.
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